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Copy of Happiness Project- IB Psychology HL Y1
Transcript of Copy of Happiness Project- IB Psychology HL Y1
Psychologists have noted that people tend to adapt to their environment. We simply become used to the ways things are. Humans have inherited a capacity to habituate to life's circumstances. According to evolutionary psychologists, humans have also inherited the tendency to notice trouble, so that we take positive things for granted, but focus on the more troublesome aspects of life. Happiness Twin Study: compared happiness scores among sets of identical and fraternal twins who grew up together or were reared apart. Biological Case Study Cognitive Perspective Biological Perspective Example: In a ring toss game, McClelland found that people who tended to be most effective in their lives placed the pole right at the limit of their ability and then proceeded to throw. Less effective people tended to place it so far away that they seldom succeeded or so near that they always succeeded. Sociocultural Level: which focuses on how environment and culture affect behavior or thinking. Sociocultural Perspective He says that if people base their happiness on wealth, they will lose their happiness if they lose their money. If they base their happiness on connectedness to other people, they will still have something valuable if they lose their money. Having empathy- that is, being truly able to understand other people, trusting them and enjoying their company-are important steps towards true happiness. Dalai Lama's Interview in The Art of Happiness. (1998) If Happiness= Money, than the people in Quatar, one of the richest countries in the world, should be very happy, but their not. Bhutan, is very poor, but people are happy. One of the inhabitants defines happiness likes this: Knowing your limitations; knowing how much is enough.
Eric Weiner, who wrote the book Geography of Bliss, after his worldwide travel to many different countries including Bhutan and Quatar, states that their are many ways to happiness, and that each country defines what it understands as happiness, which could indicate that happiness is a cultural construction. Happiness is not Money The Limbic System, also known as the "emotional brain", is found within the cerebrum. The Limbic System is where the realization that your happy takes place, in the Limbic System, your brain/body determine that you are happy.
* stimulates the growth of nerve connections
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